ONA Weekly #262

By on June 12, 2019

Sessions and speakers at ONA19

ONA19 will gather nearly 3,000 people in digital journalism for inspiring conversations on the latest industry trends and best practices. The learning sessions will cover topics such as bilingual and multi-format collaborations, experiments in local news revenue models and building effective product teams. Browse the schedule and see who’s speaking at ONA19.

Last call for OJA screeners!

Each year more than 150 volunteer screeners from around the world help to identify outstanding journalism to honor in the Online Journalism Awards. Screeners kick off the evaluation process by reviewing entries and sharing their recommendations to the OJA judges. Apply by June 14.

ONA is hiring a Program Manager

Reminder: The deadline to apply for ONA’s new Program Manager position is June 21. We are looking for a detail-oriented team member to oversee our awards and grant-making programs. This job is perfect for someone who has strong project management skills; loves creating and improving processes; and is excited about providing recognition and resources to the global journalism community. Share this opportunity with someone who’d be a great fit.

Werk It 2019: A Women’s Podcast Festival

Scheming to launch your own podcast? Already the boss of your show? Invest in your career and your content—get early bird tickets to Werk It 2019: two full days of panels, workshops and mentorship with the women leading the audio industry.

From the archives: Early-career tips for journalists

We are sharing resources from the ONA archives throughout 2019, as we celebrate 20 years of inspiring innovation and excellence in digital journalism.

Build skills instead of a brand, seek mentors and be persistent in applying for opportunities even after rejections. These are just some of the advice that 2018 MJ Bear Fellows Tania KarasAnand Katakam and Vignesh Ramachandran shared at ONA18. As part of their fellowship, they attended the conference to speak about their work, career journeys and how to get buy-in for innovative project ideas as early-career journalists. Listen to their conversation, which was moderated by ONA Board member Benét Wilson.

The MJ Bear Fellowship honors and supports digital journalists under 30 who are pushing the boundaries of digital news. Learn more and apply.

Upcoming events

ONA Local groups regularly host events for digital journalists all over the world. Find a group near you or learn how to start a new one.

Jobs for journalists

ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

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Karolle Rabarison

Karolle Rabarison is ONA's Director of Communications. She collaborates across the team to connect ONA members and the broader journalism community to emerging tech and leadership training, networking, industry trends, and career development resources.